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Main Title Recovery of floating oil rotating disk type skimmer /
CORP Author Susquehanna Corporation. Atlantic Research Systems Division.
Publisher United States Environmental Protection Agency, Water Quality Office,
Year Published 1971
Report Number EPA 15080-FWN-07-71; EPA-WQO-14-12-883; EPA-WQO-15080-FWN; 02367,
Stock Number PB-205 208
OCLC Number 00690483
Subjects Oil spills ; Oil separators
Additional Subjects ( Water pollution ; Oils) ; ( Oils ; Skimmers) ; ( Materials recovery ; Oils) ; Disks(Shapes) ; Tests ; Fuel oil ; Bunker oils ; Performance evaluation ; Theories ; Oil pollution removal
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 15080-FWN-07-71 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 11/24/2014
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 15080-FWN-07-71 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD  EPA 15080-FWN-07-71 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/31/2022
NTIS  PB-205 208 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation viii, 134 pages : illustrations, figures, tables ; 28 cm
Laboratory tests indicated the feasibility of recovering 50,000 gal. of oil per hour using a series of powdered metal discs approximately 7 ft. in diameter and 12 ft. long. Testing included various oils ranging from light diesel oil to Bunker 'C' grade oil. Oil spread as thinly as 1.5 mm in thickness was amenable to collection, but recovery efficiency greatly improved with increased thickness. Herding of the oil with booms, as well as current, whether natural or caused by towing the disc unit through the oil, were shown to increase the oil thickness. Oil starvation, in the form of insufficient oil contacting the disc was shown to be a significant problem, but recovered oil still contained only around 2% moisture, eliminating the need for a separator. Wave action was shown to actually enhance pick-up.
"July 1971." U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Contract No. Contract Number: 14-12-883. Includes bibliographical references (page 123).